Sunday, January 20, 2008

Father Bill Brisotti, Long Island's Daniel Berrigan

This was a nice profile of Fr. Brisotti, a liberal priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The only two things I did not like: 1) Brisotti was arrested for protesting the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. There are plenty of things to use civil disobedience for but I think the opening of a Nuclear power plant, even if ill advised, is not one of them. 2) Bill Donohue was quoted making a dumb statement about Fr. Brisotti's trips to Cuba:
"He added that traveling to and assisting "fascist" Cuba "calls into serious question what kind of moral compass that person is working with."

Donohue should realize that Pope John Paul II also visited Cuba and making a humanitarian visit to a country does not mean necessarily supporting its facist government.

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